Grooming & Snow Removal Manager, Stevens Pass

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Leavenworth, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


Job Benefits


  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:


  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary:

The Grooming/Snow Removal Manager is responsible for providing direction, leadership and expertise to the Grooming, Snow Removal, and Summer Road Maintenance departments throughout the year.  This position is also responsible for the organizational partnership and success, between the Grooming and the Snow Removal teams.


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $52,743.60 - $70,996.80 + annual bonus
  • Shift Availability: Full Time, Year Round


Job Responsibilities:

  • Departmental oversight and budgets.
  • The hiring, training, scheduling and management of all staff within Grooming and Snow Removal.
  • Supervising performance management (goals, evaluations, discipline and recognition).
  • The organization and delegation of the daily workload to Snowcat and Snow Removal operators.
  • Working closely with Mountain and Base Operational Departments to ensure the mountain opens in the most effective and efficient way possible. 
  • Works directly with Grooming Operation leads to produce one of the finest snow surface products in the industry.
  • Works directly with Snow Removal leads to ensure all parking lots are cleared of snow and ready for guest’s arrival.
  • Works closely with resorts Nordic Center, Terrain Park Manager, and Parking Team to ensure continuity and alignment of assignments and priorities. 
  • This position is responsible for maintaining an excellent working relationship with all associated departments at Stevens Pass. These departments include but not limited to fleet maintenance, ski patrol, lift maintenance, and lift operations.
  • Ensuring compliance with all company and department policies and procedures including safety guidelines. 
  • Responsibilities also include providing constant communication with all necessary departments at Stevens Pass. Involvement with all mountain operations teams, and attend all resort Leadership meetings in order to provide and develop Leadership opportunities.


Job Requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Smart sheets, Excel).
  • Proficiency in the English language and excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to work holidays and weekends
  • Must be able to work days, mid-shift, and graveyard shift as needed. 
  • Must be an advanced-level skier/snowboarder able to cover advanced terrain.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience budgeting at departmental level
  • Previous experience as a groomer, winch cat operator, and/or heavy equipment 
  • Previous mechanical or heavy equipment experience 
  • Previous knowledge of Stevens Pass 
  • 3-5 years managing staff or supervising teams of ten employees.

The expected pay range is $65,478 - $70,996.80 + annual bonus. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  496759
Reference Date: 07/19/2023 
Job Code Function: Grooming 

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